All the King's Men Author:Robert Penn Warren Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men is generally considered the finest novel ever written on American politics. — Set in the 1930s, this book traces the rise and fall of Willie Stark, who resembles the real-life Huey "Kingfish" Long of Louisiana. Stark begins his political career as an idealistic man of the people but soon becomes corr... more »upted by success.
First published in 1946, All the King's Men>/i> won the Pulitzer Prize in 1947 and was made into an Academy Award-winning film in 1949. One of the classics of American literature, All the King's Men is as relevant today as ever.« less